Sigh. I started short and I am going to get shorter.
“you settle a little bit,” Shepard said. By that, he means the actual vertebrae bones, which have interiors “more like Styrofoam,” can become more compact. This compressing and settling may amount to only a fraction of an inch for each set of discs and vertebrae. Yet when you multiply by 23 or 24, you’ve dropped a suit size.
Shepard said that most people lose up to an inch and a half over their lifetimes. Studies suggest that some people lose as much as two or three inches.
The incredible shrinking boomer.